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Expert in Epoxy, Urethane and Waterborne Technologies: Construction, Wood, Coatings and Adhesives

Expert ID: 724472 Canada

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Expert's core specialty is epoxy flooring and waterborne urethane coating. He has very strong experience in formulations, product recommendation, product failure, and and problem-solving.

He is an expert in the curing agents utilized in epoxy adhesive formulations. He has honed a keen ability to select the appropriate curing agent to meet a variety of requirements, including flexibility, toughness, high heat and others. He also has significant epoxy flooring manufacturing experience.

He is an expert in two-part epoxy structural adhesive formulations. This expertise includes testing and recommendation. He has developed epoxy adhesives for a wide range of substrates, including metals, tiles, plastic, concrete and wood.

Expert has a strong polymer background and a deep understanding of the structure-properties relationship. His knowledge allows for the intelligent selection of raw materials to formulate quality adhesives. He has key experience in adhesive manufacturing as well.

Expert has a sound knowledge of instrumental analysis, including GPC, HPLC, DSC, UV, IR and Instron Universal Tester. He has experience with testing methods that include elongation, tensile strength, peel strength, pull-out tensile strength, cleavage, tensile lap shear, heat distortion temperature, glass transition temperature, creep, flexural, modulus, chemical resistance, thermal shock resistance, water immersion, heat resistance, and others.

Expert understands the requirements for effective primer, product criteria and formulation.

Expert is regarded as a visionary leader and a growth-oriented, bottom-line manager. He understands the need for market segmentation, as well as targeting and positioning, for maximum results. He is able to develop measures of segment attractiveness and select target segments. As a consultant, his activities focus on developing product positioning and a marketing mix for each target segment.

Expert currently provides on-line expertise and consulting services to China operations while working for CPD Construction Products. His consultation has included remote insight (emails), MSN, and visitation from 2003-07. His services include formulation development and improvements, raw material sourcing, field application, product recommendation, specification/data sheets, product testing and evaluation, field problem solving, and product failure analysis. Expert provided remote product development and consulting services to one client in Manitoba in 1997. The product has been successfully commercialized in large scale from 2000 to present.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: M.Sc Subject: Polymer Chemistry Institution: Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and General Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for overall business activities, which include technology, marketing, sales, and operations.
Years: 2000 to 2008 Employer: CPD Construction Products Title: Vice President of Technology and Marketing Department: R&D Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for overall technical activities, including R&D for both Canada and China operations.

Expert held previous positions with CPD as VP of Technology; VP of Marketing; and Chief Chemist.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Becker Acroma, Brantford, Ontario Title: Senior Chemist Department: R&D Responsibilities: He was responsible for water-based wood coating.
Years: 1989 to 1998 Employer: Sternson Limited, Brantford, Ontario Title: Manager, Research & Development Department: R&D Responsibilities: He assumed responsibility for overall polymer R&D activities, including epoxy, urethane and water-borne.
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: Ciba-Geigy Canada, Mississauga, Ontario Title: Development Specialist Department: R&D Responsibilities: He was responsible for product development of epoxy and urethane structural adhesives and tooling resins.
Years: 1983 to 1986 Employer: Timminco (Industrial Adhesives), Toronto, Title: Senior Chemist Department: R&D Responsibilities: Expert handled the development of new and advanced technologies, including hot melts, polyurethane, acrylic, vinyl acetate solvent and water-based adhesives for the packaging and product assembly industries.
Years: 1981 to 1983 Employer: Polysar Ltd, Sarnia, Ontario Title: Research Chemist Department: R &D Responsibilities: He conducted exploratory research in butyl rubber and cationic polymerization areas.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to 2007 Country / Region: China Summary: Expert supervised and managed R&D activities to his company's subsidiary in China. He has done so since 2003.
Years: 1988 to 1989 Country / Region: Egypt Summary: Expert worked as Technical Director with Ciba-Geigy Egypt operation (a joint venture).
Years: 1997 to 1997 Country / Region: Sweeden Summary: He trained for 4 weeks in a water-borne wood coating area with Becker Acroma International.
Years: 1981 to Present Country / Region: Worldwide Summary: Expert has traveled to many countries around the world including England, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, China, Lebanon,Jordan, Egypt and the United States.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has conducted numerous continuous educational courses and seminars regarding: technology management, organizational behavior and marketing management, polymer technologies, adhesive basics, coating additives, and concrete and wood restoration and protection.
Vendor Selection
As VP of Technology and Operations, Expert was responsible for all activities regarding planning and procurement for the uninterrupted supply of raw materials. He managed vendor relationships in this capacity.

Expert has successfully negotiated raw material prices and contracts with suppliers, leading to an average of 20% savings as well as substantial improvement of the company bottom line.

Expert has consistently striven to secure the lowest material cost, as well as the ensured continuity of supply and communicated future material needs to vendors. He has identified and initiated contacts, as well as validated raw materials in the Far East market, for his company's joint venture operation in SH, China.
Marketing Experience
He is considered one of the top epoxy experts in the construction industry with regard to material and application knowledge, field performance, and failure analysis. He has dealt with property owners, consultants, architects and engineers with regard to product specifications. He has also dealt with customers -- frequently providing solutions and training and lending insight on industry trends, market trends and technology.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is creative and possesses natural talent in the design and development of marketing strategy, brochures and other sales promotional materials.
He is experienced with international business cultures, i.e., North America, China and the Middle East.
He is familiar with the ISO 9000 working environment.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Arabic Proficient

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